The City of Hillsboro, Ohio

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FAQs - Details


Why does my drinking water sometimes taste or smell funny?


Water can pick up tastes and odors from new pipe, from low usage in the treated water system, or from natural elements in the source water.


Taste and odor events often occur seasonally during blooms of algae or aquatic plants. Although the plant material is removed during treatment, sometimes the odors persist. Tastes and odors in treated water are not harmful, but we do take steps to try and eliminate them.